This payment replaces the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment PIP). It provides financial support to people aged between 16 and state pension age who are disabled, have a long-term health condition or have a terminal illness.
Doubling the Scottish Child Payment
“Doubling of the Scottish Child Payment is an absolutely needed step and one that will make such a difference in tackling child poverty.” – Emma Roddick MSP, SNP
Scottish Child Payment- a ‘gamechanging’ new benefit
The new Scottish Child Payment – which is unique to Scotland – is to open early for applications from Monday 9 November.
Provision of Free Meals for Children
For the new school year 2020/21 applications are open for families eligible for free school meals and clothing allowance.
Scotland’s Young Carer Grant to be Extended to Asylum Seekers
“from Spring this year, young carers will be able to access Young Carer Grant without fear of it risking their immigration status.”
Improving the Support for Military Veterans in Scotland
It estimated that in Orkney there are over 1,000 military veterans and in Scotland as a whole, 220,000.
Orkney Labour Party Welcomes Corbyn’s Pledge to Replace Universal Credit
“It must be a true safety net that treats people with dignity and respect.”
Best Start Foods: A Prepaid Card For Healthy Foods
Best Start Foods is a prepaid card that can be used to buy healthy foods for children under 3.
‘Help to Claim’ Service Cannot Protect Date of Claim
The ‘Help to Claim’ service which is funded by the DWP but delivered by Citizens Advice Scotland does not protect the date a person makes a claim.
£125million to be Spent in Scotland Mitigating UK Government Welfare ‘Reforms’
Successive UK Government policies since 2010 have plunged 15 million people in the UK into poverty